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SLocker no slacker: Researchers detect 400-plus new subvariants of Android ransomware

After two months of quietude, the Android ransomware SLocker commenced a new feeding frenzy late last year, introducing over 400 new subvariants into the wild from December 2016 through February 2017, mobile services provider Wandera has reported. “These strains are targeting businesses’ mobile fleets through easily accessible third party app stores and websites where rigorous…
Cybercrime, Malware, Mobile Security, Ransomware, Security News

‘About Coronavirus’ app locks Android screens with repackaged malware

An existing version of the Android device screen-locking malware SLocker has apparently been copied and repackaged in the form of a mobile coronavirus app, in hopes of drawing in victims and encouraging downloads from third-party marketplace sites. Researchers at Bitdefender found the malicious app, which has been targeting users in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and…
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Upgraded malicious Word, Excel attachments targeting WFH employees

Cybercriminals are updating their tactics when it comes to using malicious attached Microsoft Word and Excel documents to not only fool the human recipients, but a device’s security software. An increase in the number of Excel spreadsheets being used to deliver the LimeRAT remote access trojan using the VelvetSweatshop default password has been tracked by…
Finance, Malware, Mobile Security, Ransomware, Security News

WannaLocker ransomware found combined with RAT and banking trojan

Researchers are warning that a new version of WannaLocker – essentially a mobile derivative of WannaCry ransomware – has been enhanced with spyware, remote access trojan and banking trojan capabilities. Cybercriminals have been using the all-in-one malware package in a campaign targeting Brazilian banks and their Android mobile customers, according to a July 1 blog…
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DDoS and ransomware tools for starter and experienced cybercriminals exposed

A pair of new malware-as-a-service schemes have been uncovered with one designed as an easy to use point of entry for beginner DDoS attackers, while the second offers a sliding commission pay scale that rises if more ransomware victims are infected. The Fortinet research team of Rommel Joven and Evgeny Ananin has dived into a…
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